1988 Full Members' Cup Final

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1988 Simod Cup Final
Date 27 March 1988
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance 61,470

The 1988 Full Members' Cup Final was contested by Luton Town and Reading.


English teams were banned from Europe and the FA started a new cup for sides in the top two leagues

Route to the Final[edit]


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Luton Town
No. Position Player
1 England GK Les Sealey
2 England DF Tim Breacker
3 Republic of Ireland DF Ashley Grimes
4 England MF Darron McDonough
5 England DF Steve Foster
6 Northern Ireland DF Mal Donaghy
7 Northern Ireland MF Danny Wilson
8 England MF Brian Stein
9 England FW Mick Harford Goal
10 England FW Mark Stein
11 England MF Ian Allinson
sub Northern Ireland MF Kingsley Black
sub Wales GK Andy Dibble
sub England DF Rob Johnson
sub Australia MF David Oldfield
sub Nigeria FW Emeka Nwajiobi
Manager England Ray Harford
No. Position Player
1 England GK Steve Francis
2 England DF Colin Bailie
3 England DF Steve Richardson
4 England MF Stuart Beavon Goal (pen)
5 England DF Martin Hicks
6 England DF Keith Curle
7 Wales MF Linden Jones
8 England MF Les Taylor
9 England FW Mick Tait Goal
10 England FW Michael Gilkes Goal
11 England MF Neil Smillie Goal
sub England MF Jerry Williams
sub England MF Gary Peters
sub England DF Paul Franklin
sub England FW Francis Joseph
sub England GK Gary Westwood
Manager England Ian Branfoot

Match summary[edit]

Reading won 4-1 after coming back from 1-0 down, and became (and remain) the only non-top flight side to have won the competition.


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